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When to Wean -- Child-Led Weaning
According to the AAP, mothers should nurse "at least the first year of life and beyond for as long as mutually desired by mother and child." In exploring that recommendation, we'll address the approach of Child-Led Weaning.
Painful Letdown Reflex
Letdown, also knows as milk ejection reflex, is the physiological process by which the breast releases milk from the milk producing glands into the milk ducts for access by the baby. For some women, letdown can sometimes be quite painful, especially early in breastfeeding.
Breast Pain and Nipple Soreness from Thrush
Thrush is a fungal infection of the breast that can cause severe pain for a nursing mother. Here's some basic information on thrush, diagnosis and treatment.
Breastfeeding at Weddings or Funerals
Breastfeeding mothers are sometimes nervous about attending weddings or funerals with a nursing baby. Here's some considerations on whether these occasions and some practical tips if you decide to give it a go.
Comfort Nursing - Newborns and Infants
Nursing mothers are often worried about, or criticized about, whether their babies should be nursing "just for comfort." But with newborns and infants all nursing is comfort nursing! Information about nursing for comfort with infants and older children.
Correcting Overactive Letdown
Overactive Letdown of milk while breastfeeding (also known as milk oversupply, overabundance of milk, or forceful milk ejection reflex) is a common occurrence in early breastfeeding. What can be done for those struggling with overactive letdown to correct this challenge?
Overactive Letdown of milk while breastfeeding (also known as milk oversupply, overabundance of milk, or forceful milk ejection reflex) is a common occurrence in early breastfeeding. What causes overactive letdown and what can be done in early breastfeeding to try to avoid this challenge?
Why I'm Thankful for Breastfeeding
My top reasons I'm thankful for the experience of breastfeeding my daughters.
Nursing a Two-Year Old
Thoughts on nursing a toddler into their third year of life.
Wal-Mart Angers Nursing Mom in South Carolina
In Columbia, South Carolina, it was reported that a nursing mother, Heather Silvis, was recently moved into a dressing room by the employees of a Richland County Wal-Mart, in violation of state law, and in a particularly unacceptable fashion. I could not be more livid about this incident.
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